Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a dream comeback for Manchester United at the weekend.
Ronaldo’s two-goal display led to a 4-1 victory over Newcastle, showing the world he is still a high-quality player and the top of his game, even at the age of 36.
Ronaldo’s efforts were congratulated by his former Real Madrid teammates Marcelo and Lucas Vazquez. The plaudits kept on rolling in.
One of Ronaldo’s former teammates, Miralem Pjanic, joined the applause.
Pjanic, now recently signed for Besiktas, reached out to congratulate Ronaldo on social media, as did former AC Milan star Alexandre Pato and Brazilian futsal player Falcao.
Pjanic a huge Ronaldo fan
Bosnia midfielder Pjanic, formerly also of Roma and Barcelona, is a huge fan of Ronaldo.
He has spoken out several times to praise the Portuguese star and he claimed Paul Scholes was one of the reasons behind the forward’s quality.
Pjanic told The Guardian in 2018: “If you look at Ronaldo when he was in Manchester and then at the Ronaldo who became the best player in the world, you can see his game has changed. His game became more concrete.
“I’ve read a lot of things [Ronaldo] has said about Paul Scholes and how he trained. Everyone talked about Scholes as being extraordinary, but not because he was out there doing dummies.
“By keeping things simple, he made himself special. I think Ronaldo learned from players like that.”
Ronaldo was critiqued in his early days at United for over-elaborating, and he refined his game midway through his Red Devils career.
By time he left United in 2009 he was one of the game’s most prolific forwards and he took that to a new level at Real Madrid, scoring more than 300 goals during his spell in Spain.
Now United are set to reap the benefits of Ronaldo for a second time, and we can’t wait to continue to enjoy it.
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